Tuesday, May 3, 2011

It's Still the Economy

The brass of the vict'ry parade
To the background may easily fade;
As Bill Clinton could tell 'em,
The economy's realm
'Swhere political fortunes are made.  

From celebratory to somber, the nation is swept up in reactions to the death of Bin Laden at the hands of US Navy SEALs.  Meanwhile, the political world tries to sort out what it all means for the 2012 Presidential election.  Though Republicans cede the day to President Barack Obama, they are mindful of the short-lived popularity of President George Bush (the elder) following his lightning victory in the 1991 Gulf War.  In the downturn of 1992, the little-known governor of Arkansas realized that elections are decided by "the economy, stupid," and Bill Clinton went on to beat the war hero incumbent.

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